It has been three years since I designed this hat. We raised nearly TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS. (As of today, $1,985 USD.) All proceeds go to benefit Heifer International in their work to end hunger and help families build better lives. I know that is decimal dust compared to the billions and trillions we hear bandied about these days. Consider this, though: $20 buys a flock of chickens, and $120 buys a sheep. And while few of us alone could write out a check for $2,000, together we did.
Another thing to celebrate — the talented and generous Wendy Rogers, tech editor extraordinaire, agreed to take a look at the ears on this pattern, as some folks find them confusing. She clarified that section, and I’ll be sending the change to all who bought via the web. If you bought a pattern and want the rewrite but haven’t heard from me, send me a note.
I can’t believe it has been three years since Theresa (ahem) and I started blogging, too, so I thought I’d have a Tiger Hat yarn pack giveaway in celebration of the generosity of knitters. The winner will receive two skeins of Malabrigo worsted in sunset and black, the colors I used in the original hat, as well as a few other goodies.
To win, leave a comment telling me where you like to donate your time or money. If you bought this pattern, you must care about Heifer International at least. (Or just think it’s a darn cute hat!)I couldn’t figure out how to do a mosaic, so just scroll on down if you want to see some adorable tigers.
If you have a finished Tiger Hat, I’d love to see it.
Thank you thank you to all who sent me pictures, or agreed to let me take them from Ravelry. Siri, Idontknitenough,Lightingchick, JilloKnitWit, Blujay, Jill Shelley, justonelastrow among others. I have received pictures from a grandmother in Australia of her grand-tiger in the Netherlands, Norwegian and Finnish tigers, canine tigers and ‘mature’ tigers. It is great fun, and a pleasure to know the money is going to such a good cause.